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3.07.2010

From ArfriGadget blog, comes the flexible solar vest work by Boda Baod drivers in Kenya.  

Due to lack of space, the cost and the real possibilty of theft, attaching a 'hard solar panel to a bike has never been a viable sustainable option.

The answer evolved with the development of flexible panels that the bike driver can wear on his bike. Attaching the flexible panels on his back ensures that he always has a charged cell phone to receive requests from customers, he has an emergency light with him, he can light his home with an LED light and significantly save on expensive power bills,and the panels are always with him, making them less vulnerable to theft.  He can always offer a charge to his rider if they need a charge for their cell phone. He can charge for a charge?

It can also be hung up in a sunny window at home to continue charging on days when it's not on the bike driver.  Other inventions include a light bulb that runs off batteries, a fuel efficient stove, flat parabolic reflectors, a food dryer and an arc welder that I can't even pretend to understand.

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